Underwriters Laboratories has issued a warning about this compact fluorescent light bulb. Here is the complete text of their news release:
UL warns of potentially hazardous compact fluorescent lamps
Northbrook, Ill. USA, August 11, 2009 — Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), identified below, may pose a shock and fire hazard. This product does not comply with UL’s safety requirements and is not eligible to bear the UL Mark.
Name of product: Bright Effects Compact Fluorescent Lamp
Units: Unknown quantity
Manufacturer: Zhejiang Yankon Group Co, Ltd., Zhejiang, China
Date of manufacture: Units manufactured on and prior to July 2007
Hazard: The lamp may overheat and melt the enclosure, exposing live parts and creating a shock and fire hazard.
Identification: On the product:
13W 120V 60Hz 190mA